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Undergraduate Degrees

GEOGRAPHERS examine, study, and experience social, spatial and environmental processes in both natural and human systems.  Because of this diversity, our department offers several choices for geography degrees.  All have similar core course content which builds the foundation for the upper division specialty area courses. Geography by its very nature is an interdisciplinary course of study and encourages Geography majors to enroll in courses offered in other departments to enhance their experience in the geography program. By developing skills future employers are asking for and combining this with foreign language study, statistics, or public policy you can set yourself on a course for many exciting opportunities. In addition, combining your global and spatial awareness with a broad set of analytical skills including Spatial Analysis, Critical Thinking, and Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis can most certainly enhance your employment options.

A DEGREE in Geography is one way to prepare yourself for today’s competitive job market in areas such as these:

  • Urban and Community Planner
  • International Studies
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • GIS Analyst  - Business, Natural resources, Retail analysis
  • International Relations & Conflict Management
  • Hydrology and Climate Research
  • Alternative Energy Research
  • Health Services Planner
  • Emergency Medical and Rescue Teams
  • International Business
  • Wilderness Management

Please visit the links to the left for further information on the current degree programs.

Please note: When registering for Geography courses, there are number of courses whose names don't match the catalog numbers.  Although the department curriculum has been approved through the University Review Process and Faculty Senate, updates to the catalog may take some time. Please don't hesitate to ask any of the faculty for clarification, we're happy to assist. (February 2014)